La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.

La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus)
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Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Ranked #24
Ranked #13,882
3.94 | pDev: 10.41%
Oct 29, 2023
Nov 08, 2001
La Trappe Dubbel has a deep brown colour and attractive beige froth. The use of caramel malt gives it a gentle aromatic caramelised quality. It has a rich malty flavour with a touch of sweetness. Post-fermenting La Trappe Dubbel is a smooth drink, and yet has some real body and intense flavour to it.
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Rated: 3 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by beerwithmeIRL from Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
750ml Bottle - Pours a deep chocolate brown with 1.5 finger tan head that dissipates within a few moments. Very sweet aroma of dark dried fruit and sweet malts. Taste follows the nose and it's a very sweet malty beer with notes of dried fruit and a moderate spice. A beautiful rich dubbel. Overall, it goes down easily. A very enjoyable dubbel.
Aug 15, 2023
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 33cl/330ml (11.1586 oz) bottle into a tulip glass, date on bottle is "05-2024"

APPEARANCE: pours a dark brown color and somewhat opaque with one-finger tan head that quickly dissipated until a ring of small bubbles remained around the rim, medium carbonation, there is very little lacing on the glass.

SMELL: initially sweet molasses, dark fruit like figs and raisins, black licorice, chewy bread and there is some nutmeg spice.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose precisely, initially sweet molasses, then dark fruit like figs and raisins, some black licorice, chewy bread and nutmeg spice.

PALATE: medium carbonation and medium body.

OVERALL: this is a delightful Dubbel, I would buy again and recommend to anyone who enjoys the style but there other Dubbels I prefer to this one so would not necessarily seek it out again. It was overly sweet and not as complex or balanced as others I have had.
Jul 16, 2023
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle into a goblet. Secret code L22A21. Had 9/4/21.

Pours a ruby brown, semi- opaque, with a one and a half inch head of creamy foam with great retention and lots of foamy lacing. Aromas of grapes, plums, caramel, malt, some brown sugar, light spices- cloves for one. Smells floral. Flavors of plums, malt, caramel, brown sugar, some grapes, light spices- again, cloves, a light floral hop bitterness. Smooth, a little creamy, a very good medium body, well carbonated.

Solid from top to bottom. Seems more fruity than typical for the style, with a strong malt base. Very enjoyable.
May 22, 2023
Rated: 4 by Noelito76 from New York

May 21, 2023
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Rated by brureview from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottled in 2021. Beautifully aged with hints of dates and fruit. A good bitterness. Excellent!
Apr 06, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by MrJones07 from Spain

Feb 27, 2023
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a nut brown color with a huge, beige head atop.

Smells of caramelized creme brulee, earthy, spicy toffee and milk chocolate.

Has a well developed carbonation among a light and refreshing mouthfeel.

Tastes of rustic toffee, spicy licorice and well nuanced milk chocolate, together with a good amount of sweet rock sugar. The effervescent carbonation in this tones down the overall sweetness of the beer, adding a well deceloped refreshment to the flavors. Finishes with toffee covered grains, bakers chocolate and a well dosed spiciness.

This features a sweet Dubbel with an intriguing spiciness to it, in which the chocolate adds a solid complexity.
Dec 19, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Dec 09, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 01, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by mmilyko from Nevada

Nov 08, 2022
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Reviewed by te99912_123 from Switzerland

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
dark red, almost brown. small lacing.

Smells very sweet, with aromas of raisins, biscuits, figs, dark bananas, vanilla.
Tastes sweet, with flavors following the nose.
Finishes with sweetness, almost no bitterness.
I like its sweetness, but feels a bit light-bodied. I thought the smell was its strongest point.

I think I prefer Rochefort 6 or Westmalle dubbel over it.
Sep 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Iamaskier from Idaho

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Smell is cool and sweet— cherry, orange peel, vanilla, spice, and a hint of rose. Taste is similar. Upfront caramel and vanilla become fruity, with cherry and fig and orange, a hint of banana and then a hint of bread crust on the finish. Carbonation is high. Quite good, more complex than it seems to get credit for.
Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Profundobaso from New York

3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look - poured into a 250ml chalice (came with beer set). Dark amber in color, a nice two finger head that mostly dissipates, leaving behind moderate lacing.

Smell - dried fruits, Belgian yeast, some toffee/caramel notes and also some warm spices. lots of complexity.

Taste - most of the complexities from the smell is there, though it tastes lighter than i anticipated. a nice mix of flavors described earlier, along with a bit of brown sugar. slight metallic aftertaste. finish long with lingering flavors.

Feel - medium bodied (leaning on medium-full side). average carbonation, and standard in ABV for the style at 7%.

Overall - this is a really classic representation of the style, and a tasty intro beer in the 4 pack (and the lightest in ABV). eager to try the rest.
Aug 17, 2022
Rated: 4 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a large frothy 1+ finger off-white head with moderate retention, good soapy lacing, dark hazy molasses to auburn-brown color

Nose big sweet biscuity toffee and Belgian sweet brown malts, dark candi sugar with some mild phenols and perfumey alcohol, lots of fruity esters with fig, date, candied banana, prune, some baking spices as well almost cinnamon and some holiday spice notes

Taste brings more Belgian dark malts, toasted brown malts, biscuity, with some toffee and Belgian candi sugar, rich chewy malts, toasted sweet bread crust, lots of fruity esters again with fig, raisin, date, prune, more candied banana, more baking and holiday spices with phenols, light perfumey alcohol, a touch syrupy, more biscuity toffee late, candied dark fruit, and semi sweet semi dry finish and a touch sticky

Mouth is fuller bod, a touch syrupy with a hint of alcohol, high frothy carb

Overall pretty good dubble, all the nice esters and phenols, plenty of good fruits and malts, sweet characters without being too syrupy, good in general, but there are better
Jul 28, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by NorbertB1974 from Germany

Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 3.91 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Jun 14, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by ALeX117

May 18, 2022
La Trappe Dubbel (Koningshoeven / Dominus) from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 967 ratings